IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database
NIST Standard Reference Database 106

Glass Ball as Bullet Solubility System: Tetrachloromethane (carbon tetrachloride) with Water

   (1) Seawater; ; []  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail
   (2) Tetrachloromethane (carbon tetrachloride); CCl4; [56-23-5]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail

Original Measurements:
   Hunter-Smith, R.J.; Balls, P.W.; Liss, P.S., Tellus 35B, 170 (1983).

   Temperature = 278 K - 306 K

Prepared By:
   A. L. Horvath

Experimental Remarks:

   The Henry's law constant (H) was derived from the best-fit lines of van't Hoff plots:

    loge H = - 3230/T(K) + 11.27

Experimental Data:   (Notes on the Nomenclature)

t/°CHenry's law constant [(dimensionless)]102 * Mass Fraction w1 (compiler) 105 * Mole Fraction x1 (compiler)
5.71005.596 x 10-26.557
10.87165.759 x 10-26.748
151.06245.911 x 10-26.927
201.28636.049 x 10-27.088
251.54736.180 x 10-27.242
332.05366.625 x 10-27.763
   The multiple equilibrium technique was used to measure the Henry's law constant (H) as described by McAuliffe (ref. 1). A known volume of seawater in a syringe was shaken with a known volume of tetrachloromethane. After equilibration, the headspace was separated  and analyzed for tetrachloromethane. A gas chromatograph with an electron capture detector was used for the analysis.

Source and Purity of Materials:
   (1) Source and purity not given.
   (2) Samples from 48o N to 65o S in the Atlantic in late 1981.

Estimated Errors:
   Solubility: ± 5.5 % std. dev.
   Temperature: ± 0.2 K.